I love the Polka Dot Daisies and Little Lady Daisies. My daughter has a photo shoot coming up and I made her a “bikini” from the Polka Dot Daisies. I used the Turquoise Daisies with white polka dots. I haven’t tried it on her yet, but I think it is going to be adorable.
I started with an extra pair of bloomers I had. The color matched the daisies pretty well. I think it would be so cute to use denim bloomers though!
Here is my pile of Little Lady Polkas. I took them apart, cut off the stems and glued them together.
I didn’t get too crazy with glue. I just put a line of hot glue in between each layer.
I thought I was going to need 4 Polka Dot Daisies for the top, but 3 turned out to be enough. I glued some of the pieces of the 4th flower to the backside of the bloomers,
just to create a base and add fullness.
I glued 11 Little Lady Polkas over the petals. I actually used hot glue. Hot glue works fine, but if you want to be able to wash this you could use Fabric Tac which is machine washable.
My daughter’s chest circumference is 17″. I cut 15″ of ribbon and 2 pieces of 1″ elastic cut to 3″. (You will lose a little length when you sew the elastic to the ribbon).
I pinned the elastic to the ribbon. (I put the elastic on the edges of the ribbon). Then I sewed the elastic in place.
I looped the ribbon around and sewed the elastic to the other side.
I glued the 3 Polka Dot Daisies to the ribbon, starting in the center of the front.
In the picture above you can see how the ribbon and the elastic are like a “tube top”.
I plan on making some Little Lady Polka hair flowers by taking the Little Lady Daisy apart, gluing it together and hot gluing it to a lined clip.
This feels so weird! Normally this is the part where I show you how cute it looks on my baby girl. I promise you will soon see how this looks on! I have a great Photographer and I’m going to leave it up to her to get some great shots of my little sweetie in her flower bikini. Stay tuned! 🙂